How does online study work

Course delivery

Your course will be delivered online via the University's virtual learning environment StudyNet.

StudyNet provides you with a personalised portal that allows you to access the study material, interact with your tutor and other students on the programme, take part in discussions and in online assessment. It also hosts online study resources such as eBooks and eJournals.

Learning environment - StudyNet

See a demo of StudyNet.


All assessment is based on coursework and online tests. The dates of assignment submission and online tests are fixed. The online tests are available for a fixed period of time, usually to 24-hours to ensure all students can find a convenient opportunity to complete them.

Your work will be marked by a University of Hertfordshire member of academic staff.

You do not need to attend the University during your online study. Our courses are specifically designed to make attending the University unnecessary.

Your degree

The name of your degree will appear on the certificate, e.g. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science.

Modules may contain the word 'Online' in their title, but the degree title on the certificate does not. You will also receive a transcript showing the modules you have passed, and your grades.

A transcript is an official document that will show your award, your award classification and all the modules you have passed along with the grades for each module.